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Giorgio Vasari
The Book of Drawings. The Fate of a Legendary Collection

" Giorgio Vasari created what was probably the first collection of drawings based on a historicising logic: the legendary Libro de’ disegni, widely mentioned in the second edition of The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in Florence in 1568 by the Giunti house. On 29 June 1574, two days after the death of Vasari, his heirs handed over the Book to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco I, who had sent for it. After that, it disappeared..."

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March 31 — July 18, 2022
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